Dedicated laboratory professional with extensive experience in Molecular Cytogenetics (F.I.S.H). Over fifteen years of laboratory experience with eleven years exclusively in an established cutting edge F.I.S.H oncology laboratory. Highly skilled in preparation and analysis of a vast array of tissues and bodily fluids. Work hand in hand with pathologists and cytogenetic directors to provide the correct tests and results to patients and physicians. Preparation of detailed reports to oncologist for patient treatment. Experienced trainer of new and seasoned employees on technologically advanced equipment used in analyzing and preparation of F.I.S.H samples. Well versed in current computer imaging and image storage. Advanced troubleshooting skills, able to improve assay quality and enhance testing accuracy.
Certified by DAKO corp. to spearhead the clinical trials on the HER2 CISH pharmaDX Kit. Analyzed all CISH slides and gathered data for FDA approval. Worked with the FDA during the on-site audits.
First technologist to work on the ALK FDA approval study by Abbott for the ALK gene test for lung cancer therapy. Abbott's ALK FISH test was approved with the help of myself and other test sites internationally.
Responsible for over 50 employees and the operations of the distribution center including shipping and receiving.
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